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Neighborhood Watch: 'Tis the season to be stealing
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Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments.

GRINCH THAT STOLE KINDLE: An Alpharetta resident on Banyon Lane had a Kindle Reader delivered to her home Dec. 11. When she got home, the device was missing. She believes an unknown suspect stole it from her mailbox after it was delivered.

BAD CARDS: A shopper at Best Buy in Alpharetta tried to purchase merchandise Dec. 12 with what police determined to be a fraudulent credit card and a fake identification card. The shopper ran when an off-duty officer determined the ID was fake, which led to a foot chase. Authorities had to use a Taser to stop her. She was arrested and taken to jail.

PARKING LOT PROBLEMS: Three vehicles were broken into Dec. 13 parked at businesses on North Point Parkway and North Point Circle in Alpharetta. A purse and other items were reported stolen from a Dodge Charger parked near Sears and American Girl at the mall. An in-dash stereo and GPS were reported taken from a Ford F-150 at the AMC movie theater. Miscellaneous items were reported stolen from a different Ford F-150 at Dicks Sporting Goods.

INSIDE JOB: A Milton resident who had a crew in her house on Dunbrody Drive Dec. 3 to 7 working on her hardwood floors reported more than $2,000 in jewelry stolen from her home. She told police she noticed the jewelry missing the day after the crew left and suspects one of the workers committed the crime.

HOME INVASION: A Milton resident contacted police Dec. 12 to report a home burglary on Birmingham Road that had occurred more than two weeks beforehand. He alleges he did not report the burglary earlier because he was in Fulton County jail for possession of marijuana, but there was security camera footage in the home that recorded the crime. The video footage showed two male suspects, who were wearing black hoodies and what appear to be police badges around their neck, enter a room with handguns and rummage around. The victim reported a rifle and $2,400 was stolen from him and an Xbox 360 console, an Xbox One console and $1,300 were stolen from his roommates. He told police he also thinks some marijuana was stolen and that he believes one of his roommates knows the suspects.

FUNNY MONEY: The manager of a BP gas station on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell called police after two customers came into the store and allegedly used counterfeit money. Police searched for the suspects but they were not immediately found.

KICKED IN: A resident of an apartment on Wood Creek Court in Roswell was the victim of a home burglary Dec. 4. According to the police report, an unknown suspect or suspects kicked in his front door while he was away. Several drawers had been gone through and a television was knocked off its stand.

SLASHED: Roswell police was dispatched to Regency Road on Dec. 4 just after midnight for a report of a motorist asking for assistance. The victim told police his ex-girlfriend and three of her friends slashed the tires on his 2010 Toyota Camry which he had just purchased the day before.

The names and charges above are from area arrest warrants and crime reports. A warrant is merely an accusation of a crime, and accused people are innocent until proven guilty.

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